Tea Mutonji is a writer and poet. She has been awarded and published by The Scarborough Fair Magazine in fiction and nonfiction and by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization as a Scarborough Emerging Writer in the 2017 "What's Your Story?" contest. She is currently finishing her minor in Creative Writing. Shut Up You're Pretty is her first book.
"Each story is a separate, richly-described glimpse into an aspect of the protagonist's life, and together they form a whole picture of a young woman who is struggling to understand herself and her world." --Book Riot
"The stories are vivid and unsettling in their detail ... Mutonji writes with grit and quick-witted humor. The ease with which these stories unfold is a facet of the author's craft: the prose holds its emotion in the same way the characters hold their pain." --Quill and Quire (STARRED REVIEW)